"I imagine lives I know I'll never live and then I organize those lives into scenes and acts and plays."
Diana Grisanti is a playwright in residence at Theatre  in Louisville. Her play "Inc." was workshopped during Playwrights' Week at the Lark and the 3rd annual nuVoices Festival at Actor's Theatre of Charlotte. Her play "River City" earned a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere at Actor's Theatre of Charlotte, the Phoenix Theatre (Indianapolis) and Borderlands (Tucson). Her short play "Post Wave Spectacular" was produced in the 2010 Humana Festival, and her musical "Richie Farmer Will Have His Revenge on Durham" (a revenge fantasy about Christian Laettner's 1992 buzzer beater against Kentucky, co-written with Matt Schatz) was Best of Fest in Austin's FronteraFest. She was a Core Apprentice at the Playwrights' Center, the inaugural recipient of the Marsha Norman Spirit of Achievement Lilly Award, a finalist for the Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition, a nominee for the Wasserstein Prize, and runner-up for the Leah Ryan Prize. Her plays for young actors include "Dorina and the Plague: A Fairy Tale of Epidemic Proportions," and adaptations of "1,001 Nights" and "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland." She received her master of fine arts from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin.
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